UCF Chemistry Professor Goes Viral

Credit: Bernard Wilchusky

UCF Chemistry Assistant Professor Fernando Uribe-Romo has gone viral.

A story featuring his published research from April 2017 has been viewed more than 898,848 times on the global science news website, EurekAlert!

Romo-Uribe found a way to trigger the process of photosynthesis in a synthetic material, turning greenhouse gases into clean air and producing energy all at the same time.

The process has great potential for creating a technology that could significantly reduce greenhouse gases linked to climate change, while also creating a clean way to produce energy.

“This work is a breakthrough,” said Uribe-Romo. “Tailoring materials that will absorb a specific color of light is very difficult from the scientific point of view, but from the societal point of view we are contributing to the development of a technology that can help reduce greenhouse gases.”

Watch how this process works, or read more about it here.


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